Many fans love Wonder Woman due to her sense of confidence and composure under pressure. However, she wasn’t always so self-assured, and now, a new graphic novel will give us a glimpse of a tween Diana trying to find her place in the world.
Shannon Hale, Dean Hale and Victoria Ying’s Diana, Princess of the Amazons is the first Wonder Woman title from the new DC Comics imprint DCZoom, which brings tween superhero stories to readers age 8 to 12.
The story will feature an 11-year-old Diana struggling with the insecurities of adolescence. As the book’s description explains, “After an escapade goes wrong, Queen Hippolyta chastises Diana for not living up to the Amazon standard. Diana just can't seem to measure up, no matter what she does! Literally every other person on the island is an adult proficient in their trade and mighty in body, while she is gangly, sometimes clumsy, and not particularly proficient in anything. She's not Wonder Woman yet. What Diana needs is a friend; someone her own age whom she can talk to. But when she decides to take matters into her own hands — she may just make a monster instead.”
"Diana is strong, loving, understanding, supportive, true, and wise," Hale said. "What better qualities could you ask for in a friend? Like all of us, she grew into those traits, and exploring that journey is, for me, the best kind of fun."
Diana, Princess of the Amazons will be available January 7, 2020.